Growing Up In America: A Million Years Ago

| September 10, 2019

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This book follows in the foot steps of “To Kill a Mocking Bird but is set not in the southern United States but instead the Midwest. The story written from the viewpoint of eight year old Blue Mann, who lives in the small all white Midwestern town of Walker in 1950’s America. When a black family arrives in Walker, Blue and his family struggle with their own and their communities’ prejudices, hatred and ignorance. As the story begins, Blue believes the residents of Walker are the most loving and caring individuals in the world, but as the residents of the community let their hatred and prejudice consume them, Blue struggles with why and how good people can turn into savage animals and beast just over the color of a person’s skin. The events Blue witnesses in one short week of his life impacts and changes his life forever.

Victor Konopka email: vgkonopka@gmail.com Phone: 773-746-2222

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